Tarryn Corlett: Inspiring hope through The Sunflower Fund

11:58 AM (1 Hour ago) In Focus
When Chris Corlett was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1997, the number of people on the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) was a 1200. With the odds of finding a donor sitting at one in 100 000, his family had little hope. However, that didn’t stop this mother – Tina Botha – from attempting to find a donor, and in so doing, establish The Sunflower Fund.

Tanya Phillipson joins Boomtown as its production manager

10:10 AM (3 Hours ago) People on the Move
Boomtown has announced that Tanya Phillipson has joined the agency as its production manager and is tasked with making challenging creative concepts a reality.

New Santam TV ad celebrates the unique character of South Africa

9:41 AM (3 Hours ago) Advertising News
The new Santam TV ad takes a fly-on-the-wall look at foreigners from India to the UK, from the Netherlands to Japan, as they share anecdotes about South Africa with their friends.

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids is coming to the Peoples Theatre

9:26 AM (3 Hours ago) Entertainment
The Peoples Theatre has announced that they have secured the performance rights to Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and children in Johannesburg can boogie down to this endearing favourite at The Peoples Theatre from Monday, 9 March to Monday, 27 April.

David Beckham to appear on The Graham Norton Show for the first time

7:44 AM (5 Hours ago) Media News
In the next episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs on Tuesday, 10 March at 21:40 on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv, Norton welcomes sporting icon David Beckham, Hollywood superstar Will Smith, Australian actress Margot Robbie, and Wolverine star Hugh Jackman.

Hectic Nine 9 are auditioning for new presenters

7:24 AM (5 Hours ago) Media News
SABC2’s daily youth show, Hectic Nine 9, is looking to add new and talented young presenters to its already dynamic, successful team of hosts. The show, which has been running for seven years, welcomes fresh talent onto the show on an annual basis.

Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle: here’s why that matters to brands

7:04 AM (6 Hours ago) Marketing News
Nigeria, with 125 million mobile subscribers, is not just Africa’s largest mobile market. It is also home to one of the most connected and engaged mobile populations on the continent. So says Lynette Hundermark, managing director of Useful & Beautiful.

A Spartacus of Africa to premiere in SA this June

6:39 AM (6 Hours ago) Entertainment
A Spartacus of Africa, the re-choreographed ballet featuring the music of Khachaturian and accompanied by a full orchestra, opens at the Joburg Theatre on Thursday, 4 June and at Artscape’s Opera House in Cape Town on Saturday, 27 June.

Breadline Africa ensures a brighter start for Lukhanyiso Preschool

17:30 PM (19 Hours ago) Publicity News
Although townships are an intrinsic part of the history and current-day culture of South African society, due to their location they continue to experience challenges, from unemployment and poverty, to a lack of access to basic resources and amenities.

Tribeca welcomes two new senior consultants

17:17 PM (19 Hours ago) People on the Move
Tribeca PR has appointed Kamantha Müller and Michael-Giles Coyle as senior consultants, bringing their international, pan-African and South African experience to the team.

Investing in early childhood development yields greater returns

14:33 PM (22 Hours ago) Publicity News
The first 1000 days after conception are critical for brain development, which continues rapidly until a child reaches the age of two. This is an important period in the growth and development of a child that requires adequate provision of nutrition, health care, cognitive stimulation and supportive parenting. So says Pearl Mphuti, FNB Fund manager.

amaSocial: social media monitoring with real value for marketing and PR

14:27 PM (22 Hours ago) Marketing News
Social Media has risen to the forefront of multiple business concerns in the last few years and as such has taken on a strategic role for many companies. With this in mind amaSocial was designed to meet the needs of two defined business functions – Public Relations and Marketing.

Cape Town City Ballet celebrates 21st Open Day

14:06 PM (23 Hours ago) Events
The Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) popular annual Open Day will be celebrating its 21st Birthday on Saturday, 14 March at the University of Cape Town (UCT) CTCB School of Dance in Rosebank.

Livewired PR adds Rand-Air to its growing client list

13:59 PM (23 Hours ago) New Accounts
Livewired PR is proud to announce the addition of Rand-Air to their ever expanding portfolio of clients. Rand-Air is the South African market leader in compressed air and power generation rental, and has 10 branches and agencies across Southern Africa.

New appointments at SMG South Africa

13:31 PM (23 Hours ago) People on the Move
On the back of appointing Alexander Kunz as the client managing director for Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) South Africa and Africa, MD Ravi Bhaya has announced further appointments to solidify and consolidate his management team.

24.com announces management-led buyout of rubybox.co.za

12:00 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
24.com, a division of Media24, has announced the management-led buyout of rubybox.co.za from Media24. The buyout, led by Rubybox chief executive Sylvia Gruber, is effective from 31 January 2015. Rubybox, an online beauty trial and discovery platform, was founded by Sylvia Gruber and Margaux Knuppe in September 2011.

Applications for Miss Earth South Africa now open

11:49 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The Miss Earth South Africa organisation has added yet another award to their many accolades over the years. 2014 saw them scoop the International Environmental Award for Women in the Environment which was presented in the Philippines. These young women are making waves across the globe. 

Ireland/Davenport shows its digital worth at 2015 Bookmarks Awards

11:33 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Ireland/Davenport have made a huge ‘play’ in the digital space by taking home two silvers and a bronze at the seventh edition of the Bookmarks Awards held recently in Newtown, Johannesburg The IAB Bookmarks Awards honours those individuals, agencies and brands that have achieved excellence in digital creative work and execution.

Publicity and podcasts: a match made in heaven?

10:52 AM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
A great way to get publicity for your product, business or cause is to get on the radio. But securing a radio interview can be difficult and costly. So why not consider podcasts instead? 

7 Different Kinds of Smoke launches innovative Africa is One campaign

10:23 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Advertising agency 7 Different Kinds of Smoke (7DKS) has embraced a philosophy of authentically engaging and entertaining audiences with the Africa as One campaign: ‘Don’t compete with entertainment be the entertainment’.

22seven want people to #startover with money

10:04 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Money wants to start over and it made its first move across the country from Thursday, 26 February. 

One of South Africa's most celebrated novelists wins Windham-Campbell Prize

9:52 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The University of Yale has announced that Ivan Vladislavic has won the 2015 Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction.

Junk Mail to cease its classified print editions in Cape Town, Durban

8:40 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Junk Mail Classifieds is strengthening its digital foothold in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal with its Cape Town and Durban branches focusing solely on the company’s digital operations from March.

Guy Buttery to perform in Pietermaritzburg this March

15:01 PM (Yesterday) Events
Four different continents, performances in more than twelve countries, and a second South African Music Award – that’s how one of South Africa’s hardest working musicians spent his 2014. 

Airport Ads shows its support for the 21 ICONS project

13:54 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Airport Ads®, a division of Provantage Media Group, is proud to have supported the highly acclaimed 21 ICONS project. The leading out of home media company sponsored the project by providing airtime on the airport.tv® channel.

Forté in Concert to kick off Gauteng Opera’s 2015 season

13:40 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Gauteng Opera is celebrating its move to Johannesburg with a concert of favourites by singing group Forté on Friday, 6 March at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown. Forté in Concert kicks off Gauteng Opera’s 2015 season, which will continue with a programme of musical gems thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

Stick your neck out with OBiKWA and the Rise and Shine Music Festival

13:17 PM (Yesterday) Events
Get ready to shake one’s tail feathers with OBiKWA when the Rise and Shine eco-friendly music festival returns to Sandton Central Park on Saturday, 28 March. An exciting line-up of favourite local performers such as Gangs of Ballet, aKING, The Plastics, Tidal Waves and Desmond and the Tutus will ensure non-stop entertainment.

On the next 50/50: visit anywhere in the world with ‘virtual tourism’

13:10 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
On Sunday, 8 March, at 17:30, episode 16 of season six of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This week's episode takes a look at the power of plan vaccines, discoveres virtual tourism and explores the wonder of jellyfish.

ZANews shines at Bookmarks, nominated for SAFTAs

12:06 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
It’s been a great week for ZANews, first winning a Gold Pixel for Specialist Publishing Site and the award for Best Editorial Team at the seventh Bookmarks Awards in Newtown, and then receiving 11 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) nominations for Puppet Nation ZA.

Heart 104.9FM introduces its new presenter line-up

11:45 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
On Monday, 2 March, Heart 104.9FM listeners woke up to a bit of a shake-up. While they will still awoke to the Heart Breakfast team presented by Aden Thomas, Julian Naidoo and Tapfuma Makina, a fresh new voice moved in behind the microphone between 09:00 and Noon.

Nominations for Rhino Conservation Awards now open

11:23 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Nominations have now opened for the Rhino Conservation Awards 2015.

Record Deals: Let the signer beware

11:14 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Fortunes are lost and made in the recording industry. Many a recording artist may find themselves a casualty of unsound business practices. According to Stephen Hollis, Adams & Adams’ expert on all the contractual ins and outs of recording industry deals, contracts can be make or break an artist’s career.

Listen Up! aquires SAFTAs account for second consecutive year

11:13 AM (2 Days ago) New Accounts
Listen Up! a full-service business marketing agency that was established in 2006 and built on referrals and repeat business, has been awarded the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) account for the second year in a row.

SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop to help entrepreneurs accelerate success

10:56 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Following the success of this first-ever Shift Questions workshop held by Raizcorp in September 2014, Raizcorp, in partnership with Nedbank, is proud to announce that the SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop will be hosted in four major cities this year.

Extra Johannesburg tickets released for Michael Bublé

10:41 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Due to improved sightlines additional Johannesburg tickets have opened for both of Michael Bublé’s performances on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 March at The Dome. Tickets available from Computicket.

Manufacturers and retailers working together towards self-regulation

10:36 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The South African food industry is taking matters into its own hands. Food manufacturers and retailers are now working together to become self-regulated in terms of food safety and compliance, says Amanda Rogaly, MD of FoodSure.

Brands must maximise customer conversations across today’s complex media landscape

10:24 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Since their customers today live in a multichannel world, brands need to think carefully about how they will use different touchpoints in combination with each other to maximise opportunities to engage with their audiences. So says Mediamark’s digital sales manager, Ian Drummond.

Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme to assist Cannes Lions entrants

10:15 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Cinemark, the local representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, are passionate about both great film and advertising making this the perfect synergy to bring people the latest information from the world’s premier advertising festivals.

The demand for pet friendly accommodation on the rise says TravelGround.com

10:03 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
According to the TravelGround.com Travel Trends Survey of over 2000 participants, South African travellers who require pet friendly accommodation went on holiday less in the past 12 months than others.

Ramsay`s Kitchen Nightmares returns to BBC Lifestyle

9:56 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Gordon Ramsay explores new territory meeting Brits abroad in crisis. In the aftermath of a crippling recession, countless Brits find themselves trapped in a living hell and facing financial ruin.

Samsung delivers a Solar Powered Internet School to learners in Mpumalanga

9:54 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Samsung Electronics South Africa has delivered a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) to the Chief SW Nhlapho Secondary School in Dundonald, Mpumalanga. The executive mayor of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality, B.P. Shiba, attended the handover ceremony, along with the Department of Education’s acting district director, P.P. Magagula.

Male drivers easily distracted by good-looking women, says 1st for Women

9:43 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
A recent survey has found that men’s attention whilst driving is prone to wandering in the presence of attractive females. “The Australian survey conducted by Allianz found that of the 1425 men polled, 51% admitted to this habit,” says 1st for Women Insurance’s executive head, Robyn Farrell.

The City Lodge Hotel Group’s expansion across South Africa and into Africa is on track

9:35 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The ongoing efforts to grow The City Lodge Hotel Group’s footprint in South Africa and selected countries are bearing fruit. At the interim results announcement on Wednesday, 18 February, The City Lodge Hotel updated the market on the progress that they are making.

New Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg to open in November

9:21 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The City Lodge Hotel Group will soon start developing the 90-room Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg, which is scheduled to open in November. The group announced at its interim results recently that Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg will commence before the end of February, becoming the 22nd Road Lodge in the country.

New fantasy racing game launched on PlanetF1.com

8:58 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Digital sports media company, TEAMtalk media, has launched a new international free-to-play fantasy racing game on its PlanetF1.com site. The game seeks to grow site traffic, challenge the editor and further engage loyal fans.

Taking work to task with TaskExpress

8:47 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
With the world now a global village, thanks to technology and our ability to communicate with each other anywhere and at any time (well almost), keeping up with what has to be done on a daily basis in order to remain effective and sustainable, is becoming a job in its own right.

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

8:39 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them. So says Quinton Pienaar, CEO of Agilitude.

SSL certificates equal better Google rankings

7:30 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Greater adoption of Secure Socket Layers (SSL) certificates is essential if website owners want to better their Google search engine rankings. So says Domains.co.za.

New online magazine offers an immersive experience for music lovers

6:55 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Launched on Sunday, 15 February, Overdrive music magazine is the place for lovers of guitar driven rock music. Taking digital publications to the extreme, it allows readers to watch music videos and concerts, listen to the music, read an interview, visit the artist’s social media pages and download albums, all from one neatly packaged and visually appealing place.

Tough competition at PRISMs due to 20% increase in entries

16:58 PM (4 Days ago) Awards
With an almost 20% increase in entries into the 2015 PRISM Awards, competition for the public relations and communication industry’s most sought-after awards is going to be tough. This is according to the organisers of this year’s awards, which take place on Sunday, 19 April at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.
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